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Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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89
very good

777 Ratings
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Ratings: 777
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 68 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Stateside Saison pays homage to old world tradition while celebrating new world innovation. Naturally brewed with the finest European malts & fresh aromatic hops from the United States & New Zealand. It’s then fermented using a classic farmhouse ale yeast and bottle conditioned to enhance stability. The outcome is a beer of unique design and exquisite taste, showcasing some of the best attributes of modern-day craft brewing.

(Beer added by: callmemickey on 03-31-2010)
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Ratings: 777 | Reviews: 276 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

capnamerica, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of jhartley
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a poco grande glass. Really liking the label graphics. Bottle on 09/14/13.

A-Frothy white 1 finger head hazy golden orange body, some sediment in the bottom of the glass.

S-Typical farmhouse funky aromas. Some lemon. Bitter spice smells.

T-Funky yeast, lemon pith. Dry finish with a nice carbonation all the way through to the end. Can keep going back for more and more.

O-A decent beer which would be perfect on a hot summer day.

jhartley, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of BGCoon
4/5  rDev +1.8%

BGCoon, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of mjstacker
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

mjstacker, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4/5  rDev +1.8%

SlainteAlbanyNY, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Wukk
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Wukk, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of Hardcore
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Hardcore, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a tulip glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live. I'm honestly impressed I was able to get this beer from Maryland here. To be fair though, I think it is Portland spoils.

A- Two-finger frothy white head with minute-long retention. Cloudy orange body with fairly low clarity.

S- Farmhouse yeasts, citrus, lemons. Aromatic and very typical of the style. Nice smelling beer.

T- Citrusy with lemons and oranges. Earthy yeasts. Great flavored saison.

M- Light bodied, subtle carbonation and well balanced.

O- Well above average beer. Enjoyable all-around.

Murrhey, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of jzlyo
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is spices, lemons and a hard to describe tangy/sweet/grainy element. The flavor is lemons, spices, citrus, very mild/slight spiciness from the malts and a tart/sour finish. Good complexity and not too spicy, another pretty good ale from Stillwater.

jzlyo, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of Jas45678
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Jas45678, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of robwestcott
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

robwestcott, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Haybeerman, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of TeachChefs
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

TeachChefs, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of kirbmeist
4/5  rDev +1.8%

kirbmeist, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
4.73/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a simply fantastic saison, one of standouts.

It pours a vibrant golden straw color with a bold white cap of foam.

There’s a crisp, lightly estered aroma that carries across some spice and fruit mélange—citrus and summer stone fruits play off one another for a pleasing effect.

Wonderful flavor, with a crisp, clean taste of citrusy goodness and a mellow estery character. I loved it.

elNopalero, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of jdense
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

jdense, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I brought back a twelve-ounce bottle of this beer from a recent trip to Colorado.

The beer pours a golden color with a well-carbonated head. The head is thin and bubbly, somewhat like a champagne, and leaves a persistent lacing on the sides of the pint glass from which I drank.

On the nose, the first thing that I notice is the heavy citrus notes, much like grapefruit and/or grapefruit rind. It's a mix of sweet and bitter, which is then followed by yeastiness and sweet malt.

The flavor is very much consistent with the smell, as the grapefruit and other citrus notes impart a mellow, yet noticeable and tasty, taste that complements the beers yeast notes well.

The beer is very easy-sipping and even the bitterness from the grapefruit and citrus notes doesn't make this any less drinkable.

Overall, a great saison and one of the more memorable I've had given its crispness and the pronounced citrus aroma and flavor.

ONovoMexicano, Nov 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Lawl3ss, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

meanmutt, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Dave_Treat, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of tastybeer
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bright glowing yellow, big white head, spotty sparse lace. Aroma is great. Super refreshing clean and stinky citrus, earthy and herbal, doughy chewy malts, spicy and soft, juicy dank fruit and miscellaneous flowers. Taste is all of the above plus sugary through the finish. Briskly carbonated. I like this saison more than many I've had. Really well done. I could proceed to enjoy a lot of these.

tastybeer, Nov 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

EdelweissDad, Oct 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

terence, Oct 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

rEBELlION, Oct 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

FLBeerGuy, Oct 29, 2013
Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
89 out of 100 based on 777 ratings.